Many conservative minded, liberty-loving Americans recognize that our educational, cultural and civic institutions have been overrun by leftist ideologues who are hell bent on reshaping America. These activists press hard for a nation that no longer defends religious liberty, free speech, parental rights or the Second Amendment. Their vision entails a gender fluid, racially divided and abortion-enabling country which severely undermines traditional families, church influence and medical freedom.

In response, conservatives have fallen into two basic camps, which sometimes overlap. On the one hand, we have reformers who organize and speak out at public hearings, run for office, apply for open seats on various boards and generally attempt to take back the levers of control from powerful institutions that are largely run by leftist union bosses and entrenched bureaucrats. This will be a generational struggle – the long game.

On the other hand, there is a growing movement focused on building new institutions and alternative associations that siphon off the membership, power and influence of the old guard. You see this in the rise of private education, homeschooling, alternative senior citizen organizations, pro-life medical associations, new political parties and the like. Many in this camp are tired of fighting the well-funded and overwhelmingly powerful old guard. They want immediate change and are willing to abandon entrenched cultural establishments.

Each of us must decide where to best spend our time and resources, but these two camps can and must work in harmony. The old guard must be challenged, infiltrated and transformed if possible. At the same time, we cannot simply continue feeding the beast, but must immediately build new entities that better serve our children, families and personal liberties. As these coalitions gain followers, it will automatically challenge the old guard, placing added pressure on them to reevaluate whether they are truly serving and representing their dwindling base.

In reality, our culture is a wasteland with more fires than there are hoses. We must decide which to fight first, who to assist today, and what repairs are most pressing. It’s all hands on deck!

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Reform or build anew? How should we respond to a culture in crisis?

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • NAV says:

    Christian Conservatives who care for the well being and development of the futures of their children must take a stand at city hall and demand an end to the madness or reap what you sow and that my friends is the future of your children and grandchildren!!!

  • Burt says:

    After the “Death Jab” kills off all the Communists, we’ll be forced to rebuild. This will probably be by the end of 2023 if not sooner.

    • Jake says:

      If everyone who took the vaccine dies then you will be in trouble, because that would be all the intelligent people, like the doctors, engineers, and scientists. All that will be left is the morons like you who can barely tie their shoes.

      • Burt says:

        Stupid is as stupid does………………and Stupid takes the Injection of the Beast. We will all be better off when you kick the bucket from your death jab.

      • Elizabeth Henry says:

        Where are you getting your information?

      • Burt says:

        Not the Ministry of Truth. Try searching what Dr. YEADON, & DR. MALONE who created mRNA injections. These are Death Jabs!

      • Matthew says:

        The most highly anti-vax are PHD holders, and those with high school educations – your breakdown of what is to come is imbecilic at best.

  • G Aleution says:

    There are some legal challenges coming. The violators of the Nurenburg Code and the Declaration of Independence are still in effect.

    • Jake says:

      Of course you don’t mention the Constitution, because that is what you and all the rest of the supporters of disgraced, twice impeached, one term president Donald J Trump violated.

      • Burt says:

        Oh, Look a Communist Bot sent over by his masters because no one is listening to their Ministry of Truth approved Lies. Go crawl in a ditch and die from a brain clot the bioweapon injection gives you Comrade. Just remember that Trump was the father of your “Clot Shot”. Ironic isn’t it!

      • G Aleution says:

        A bit touchy on the old 1947 Nuremberg Code, eh. I can see why. Each one of the ten points have been violated with the experimental bio weapon we were obliged to pay for as it was turned against us for the purpose of overturning that old Constitution you mentioned. What did you have in mind a little transhumanism slavery perhaps. Would that make your toes curl?

      • Elizabeth Henry says:

        Jake I would ignore the trolls. They are only seeking reaction and do not seem to have much interest in intelligent dialogue. Recommend no response.

      • Steve says:

        You speak of the Constitution please provide your details on what President Trump violated in the Constitution? Impeached and never convicted shows that the House of Representatives was completely biased.

      • G Aleution says:

        President Trump violated nothing. President Trump is the good guy Iin this as you know. Violations of the ten points may have happened among others. In experimental trial injections the fully informed consenting person should have the most experienced persons doing the injections. Has that been the case or not. Who knows? etc. Others may take a look.

    • A. N. Gottschalk says:


      No doubt, the Declaration of Independence is still in effect! The King James Bible, Milton’s “Paradise Lost,” Gogol’s “Dead Souls,” Steinbeck’s “East of Eden,” Alcott’s “Little Women,” Congreve’s “The Way of the World,” are also in “effect!” Who knows what other works are in “effect,” just possibly Adam Smith’s “Wealth of Nations,” Marx’s “Das Kapital,” and the Magna Carta. A question for your folk, is Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” any longer in effect?

      Pardon the formatting: There are definite limitations at this site!

      • G Aleution says:

        The Magna Carta is still in effect. Therefore, we have the right to a trial by a jury of one’s peers and visonage though not available in Alaska at this time due to “Covid”.

      • A. N. Gottschalk says:


  • G Aleution says:

    The violators may be surprised that some challenges will brought against them.

  • G Aleution says:

    Pretended acts of legislation merely attempt to reform the US Constitution into peonage.

  • Alexander Dolitsky says:

    Parents, especially rational or conservative parents, get out of your closets, be courageous, stand up strong and make your voices heard. This “critical race” and “white privilege” madness is not going away by itself. Teachers who advocate neo-Marxist ideology in the classrooms must be challenged by you.

  • DoneWithIt says:

    Civilizational collapse is coming.

  • Elizabeth Henry says:

    One point I always grab opportunity to bring attention to is the parent autonomy we have in Alaska. In the 90’s legislation was passed, allowing for home and private education to occur with absolutely no government involvement or interference. This is now written into state statute. If one really thinks about it, this not only benefits the committed home schooling family but empowers every single parent. Our public education system knows this but is very happy to not share these freedoms willingly as public information. Out of this legislation, grew the myriad of public school homeschool programs such as IDEA, Raven and Matsu Central, along with many other great options. Also charter schools benefitted and that sector grew as well. In essence, the legislation that was intended to protect a small group, now large, of home educating families, created competition and creativity, even under the public school umbrella. Parents in Alaska have complete control over their children’s education if they choose to exercise it. Hence when you go before the school board, or legislators, or any other entity trying to wreck havoc on the minds of your children, exercise the rights that you have and do not stand for it.

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    Christian’s standing together.
    Look up this song by jars of clay,
    ‘They’ll know We are Christians by Our Love’
    Yes We will stand and fight together as one

    • Evan S Singh says:

      ‘They’ll know We are Christians by Our Love’ You probably don’t see the irony and hypocrisy of that.

  • A. N. Gottschalk says:

    Dear Editor,

    There is no potential for the Alaska Watchman to become a credible conservative site as long as it continues to embrace the “mindless” and the vile!

    Why would thoughtful conservatives participate in the “drivel” hosted by the Watchman? Who wants to waste time conversing with fools? If the Watchman wants conservatives to engage each other at its site, it must reorganize so that the Judeo-Christian values that it purports to embrace are actually reflected in its discourse. As it is, the Alaska Watchman is but a “cyber-loo” where its “interlocutors” relieve themselves as certifiable fools. Thoughtful conservatives avoid screwballs as much as they would avoid loud, slobbering drunks!

    This is no great revelation!

    • Mongo Love Candy says:

      And yet the Faux Conservative is here, posting a mindless complaint. What’s the matter the NY Times site down? Go crawl back into RINO HQ and have a beer with your friendly Marxists “go along to get along” buddies.

    • Ishkobe338 says:

      The Hannibal Lecter Bot is back. This an advanced A.I. bot. This is not human being. It is a sophisticated program designed to troll, phish and infiltrate. Do not interact with it.

    • A.N. Gottnada says:

      What about our Islamic-Christian values and our Hindu-Atheist-Vegetarian-Christian values?? I’m concerned the watchman isn’t promoting the church of Satan bc Christians are supposed to be inclusive and 100% submissive to all other religions. Don’t tone police Christians on Christian values until you understand Christianity “A.N.”

  • G Aleution says:

    The mindless and the vile. Do you mean “the deplorables”? Hmm. We can’t be indoctrinated, programmed princes. We have our republic which President Donald J. Trump returned to us unscathed by the machinations of evil sell-outs who stupidly tried to sell our countrymen out to our international opposites and enemies. They are all culpable and the republic stands unlike the illegal contracts which were attempted. They are now in a bit of a dither.

  • Jen says:

    When Americans realized its public schools had declined by the early 1970s, this was when families of the past should had turned their eyes back onto Jesus to plant or replant that seed back into the next generation. Recent history shows America knew America’s institutions were collasping for a long time now. Just because of our parents and grandparents didnt know how to repair and rebuild relationships, it doesnt mean their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren can learn relationship building skills starting with those faithfully attending a church, cause Christians have the cure that beats death.

    • Jen says:

      Christian’s arent like the Taliban, we not going to force anyone to accept Christ at gun point like Taliban soldiers are using this tactic to spread Islam. Doesnt mean we can’t be as responsible as the Taliban protecting the sovereignty of God, and defending the Truth: God made two genders. Man and Woman not 1001 genders, a marriage is between only a Man and Woman, and Jesus is the way and only way to God.

      • Evan S Singh says:

        “Christian’s arent like the Taliban, we not going to force anyone to accept Christ at gun point “. Yet you kinda do. Murdering abortion doctors comes to mind.

  • HeresJohnny says:

    > cultural in crisis
    A little proofreading goes a long way for credibility.
    Also — Bronson is mayor, Republicans control Valley politics and a Democrat hasn’t won statewide in years… how exactly are those civic institutions “overrun by leftist ideologues”?

    • Nancy Lance says:

      Well there are a lot of NWO sellout RINOs in this state bc a lot of people complacently vote R even tho the person is nothing more than a baby killing war/taxes shill (Murkowski).
      Then the RINOs ritually capitulate to the commie Leftists bc they know if they don’t the commies will release the pictures of them doing repulsive things in places similar to Epstein Island. We all know what I’m talking about. If your elected representative said he/she would reinstate your PFD and doesn’t, assume such pics exist!